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Laura

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I am a recent graduate of Haverford College, where I majored in Psychology and minored in Health Studies. I am interested in educational and social psychology, and would like to go back to school to get a PhD in clinical psychology. In my spare time, I enjoy going on long runs, reading Russian novels, and attending Broadway shows.

Through my five previous years of tutoring middle school, high school, and college students, I saw firsthand how diverse student learning styles can be. For example, one explanation of the concept of absolute value may be helpful to one student, but utterly confusing to another. I am a great tutor because I make it a priority to discover each individual student's problem areas and create unique lesson plans and methods of instruction. I am also extremely patient and thorough when reviewing concepts and practice problems; I am more than willing to discuss a concept two or three times in varying ways if that is what the student requires. Furthermore, I always make sure to communicate effectively with parents/guardians so that they are aware of their children's progress and understand the teaching landmarks I have set for the student.

Laura’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Haverford College - Bachelors, Psychology

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2280

SAT Math: 740

SAT Verbal: 740

SAT Writing: 800

AP Biology: 5

AP Chemistry: 4

AP Calculus AB: 5

AP Calculus BC: 5

AP Statistics: 5

AP English Literature: 5

AP English Language: 5

AP US History: 5

AP Art History: 5

AP Psychology: 5

Hobbies

Musical theater, Victorian literature


Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that all students are capable of learning. No student can claim that he or she is simply "not good" in a certain area. With a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard, I believe every student has the potential to succeed in every academic area.